St. David's Cathedral

St. David's Cathedral, Cardiff

St. David's Cathedral
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8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
The cathedral is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Cardiff and is located in the heart of Cardiff City Centre. St. David’s offers a place of worship and encounter with God to people who both visit and work in the Capital City. It serves as the Mother Church for the Archdiocese of Cardiff, which covers 10 unitary authorities across South East Wales and Herefordshire. As well as its location, the cathedral is also home to the Metropolitan Cathedral Choir, who sing at liturgies and perform concerts within the Cathedral Church.
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel33,173 contributions
Jul 2021
This is a lovely cathedral with unusual exteriors when it comes to the colors chosen for its bricks.
Unfortunately, it was closed shut, so we could not admire its interiors as well.
Written August 21, 2021
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northants90
Northampton, UK2,948 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
This is a lovely cathedral in the city centre. Easily accessed and plenty of parking close by. It is a nice church and worth visiting.
Written May 22, 2021
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One_of_the_BOFs
Cheltenham, UK7,214 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Some previous reviewers do seem to be muddling this place with a more elaborate cathedral elsewhere. The notice outside identifies it as per my heading above. It is a rather austere building with a much less ornate interior than other cathedrals that I’ve visited, but nonetheless it is still worth a short visit as it is very peaceful inside.
Written January 26, 2020
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Elizabeth M
Cardiff, UK1 contribution
Sep 2019
St David’s Cathedral, pictured at the top of this listing is not the same as the church in Charles st Cardiff! St David’s Cathedral is in St David’s! Not Cardiff. This listing is misleading.
Written September 28, 2019
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gwyneth j
25 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
Wonderful place to visit. Lots to see. Enjoyed looking at it's history. The organ was playing during our visit which made it feel more impressive.
Written August 25, 2019
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The Places Where We Go Podcast
Simi Valley, CA927 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
Located on the heart of Cardiff’s city center, this Roman Catholic church had cathedral status. The doors were open on Friday afternoon so we stopped in to look, have a quiet moment, and take a respite from the rain. Compared to other Cathedral ‘s, St. David’s is somewhat modest inside.
The church did suffer destruction during WWII but was restored through the 1950s. A place of prayer and history.
Written July 20, 2019
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Jennie D Australa
Brisbane, Australia49 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
This was well worth the visit , and an amazing place steeped in history.
Lots to see! Well preserved.
Beautiful surroundings, stream running through the property , gardens, grave yard etc
Written June 17, 2019
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Paul S
Adelaide, Australia3,746 contributions
May 2019 • Solo
I was interested to visit this cathedral in Cardiff. It has a rather enclosed setting, and is built in an unusual reddish shade of brick. The current building was designed by Pugin in the 1880s as a parish church, and it became a cathedral rather later. It was virtually destroyed in WWII and rebuilt in the 1950s. In speaking to the priest, I understand that some further renovation is planned for the near future. The cathedral is large and essentially rectangular in shape with shallow chapels opening onto the central nave. There is some stained glass. It is not to be confused with another more famous St David’s Cathedral! I enjoyed visiting here.
Written May 13, 2019
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Dave B
Stratford-upon-Avon, UK828 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
Very disappointing. Tiny building with no real architectural features. Very plain inside with no redeeming features.
Written April 23, 2019
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maggiekendrick97
Poole, UK8 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
Stunning cathedral. Nice walk around the grounds too. Make sure you visit the bishops palace too and walk around the tiny city.
Written October 25, 2018
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St. David's Cathedral is open:
  • Mon - Tue 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wed - Wed 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thu - Fri 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM